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Ford Falcon XR8

(1999 model)

Brief specs of 1999 Ford Falcon XR8

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 8-cylinder 16-valve V engine, OHV (overhead valve, I-head), 4942 cm3 / 301.6 cu in / 301.6 cu in, 184.9 kW / 248.0 hp / 248.0 hp @ 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm, 412.0 N·m / 303.9 lb·ft / 303.9 lb·ft @ 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm, manual 5-speed transmission, rear wheel drive, 233 km/h / 145 mph / 145 mph top speed

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)FordIssued from1999
ModelFalcon XR8Issued until
SerieFalconNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerFord Motor CompanyCountryUS,AR,AU,BR,DE,FR,UK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)Max. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4907 mm / 193.2 in / 193.2 inTotal (curb) weight1530 kg / 3373 lb / 3373 lb
Width1870 mm / 73.6 in / 73.6 inDry weight
Height1437 mm / 56.6 in / 56.6 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2793 mm / 110.0 in / 110.0 inGross (max.) weight
Track front1566 mm / 61.7 in / 61.7 inTowing weight
Track rear1547 mm / 60.9 in / 60.9 inWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearanceFuel capacity68 l / 15.0 UK gal / 18.0 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.76  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)Frontal area (A)2.28 m2 / 24.6 sq ft / 24.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders8
Engine TypeV engine Total number of valves16
Engine ManufacturerFordValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore101.6 mm / 4.00 in / 4.00 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke76.2 mm / 3.00 in / 3.00 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio1.33
Fuel supplyEFiEngine displacement4942 cm3 / 301.6 cu in / 301.6 cu in
Engine Main bearings5Unitary capacity617.75 cm3/cylinder / 37.697 cu in/cylinder / 37.697 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignOHV (overhead valve, I-head)Compression ratio9.1 : 1
SumpMax. output power184.9 kW / 248.0 hp / 248.0 hp at 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm / 5000 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque412.0 N·m / 303.9 lb·ft / 303.9 lb·ft at 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm / 3500 rpm
Compressor typeN/AMaximum rpm
IntercoolernoMax. net output (power at the wheels)82.2 kW / 110.2 hp / 110.2 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output37.4 kW/l / 0.822 bhp/cu in / 0.822 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque83.4 N·m/l / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in / 0.73 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typemanualNumber of gears5
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio3.45

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)4.80 s / 4.80 s / 4.80 sTop (maximal) speed233 km/h / 145 mph / 145 mph
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio162.1 kW/ton / 122.8 bhp/ton / 122.8 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/h7.10 s / 7.10 s / 7.10 sFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle10.9 m / 35.8 ft / 35.8 ft
Suspension frontIndependent, Double wishbonesSuspension rearIndependent, Double wishbones
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontBrakes rear
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Ford Falcon XR8

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